Sunday, 26 June 2016

I feel like I haven't done a book review on the blog in forever, so I thought it would be perfect to show what I read on holiday because I couldn't put these books down, yes they distracted me so much I got burnt. Yep.
Now just a warning these books aren't exactly the most cheerful or uplifting so if you prefer more chilled out reads for holiday these might not be for you, but honestly they're so good you should just get them anyway.
Girl on the train
I heard so much about this book before I eventually caved in and got it, the title really drew me in as it just sounded really mysterious and sinister, and everyone was raving about it so I couldn't wait to get stuck in. It's true what they say it really is a page turner, and I love that it's written through several narrators telling different parts of the story as it keeps you reading to find out what happens. I loved the plot, however I would advise not reading any descriptions of the book as they are really misleading, even the tagline 'You don't know her. But she knows you.' to me doesn't really indicate what the book will be about, as I was expecting a different ending. I did really enjoy the book, however I felt like the ending was a little flat as the whole book gave the impression that there was going to be a huge climax with a shocking twist, however I could predict the ending about half way through. It was so well written I kept me gripped the whole time, I just wish the ending had been more exciting. However I would still recommend as it was a really great read!
Heavier than Heaven
So this is obviously a book more catered to a specific audience, however I still wanted to include it to say how great it is! I was quite sceptical when I started reading this biography (written by Charles R. Cross) as so many books, articles and films about Kurt Cobain I really haven't liked because they either give a mostly negative view of him or go the other way and romanticize his life and drug abuse. However this biography was really well balanced and gave a real, honest account of his life and career, worst and best bits included. I really enjoyed reading it so if you're into biographies or rock music you should give this a go as it was so well written and researched.
Sharp Objects
This book was definitely my favourite of the three, I read it in a couple of days and I had to slow myself down because I didn't want to finish it too quickly! It was so dark, creepy and well thought out, the plot was so gripping with twists that make you literally suspect every character so when the ending arrives you are really not expecting it! It delves into deep physiological conditions as well as the dangers of small town life and yeah, its just really great. That's kind of all I have to say.

Thanks for reading guys, let me know your book recommendations!


M said...

Great picks, I've been wanting to read Girl on the Train ages before, lucky I found your blog, I'm gonna go read it, thanks!

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Katie said...

Interesting to hear what you thought about girl on the train! I've been meaning to read it for ages myself!

Katie // Words by Katie

Molly Mac said...

I've been looking to add more books to my summer reading list, and these all sound like they could be interesting additions. They'd make for a good way to mix it up, since they differ from the genres I've been gravitating towards. Thanks for sharing, and great reviews! Just followed! Would love for you to stop by my blog! :)


Jemma said...

I'm glad you enjoyed Sharp Objects. It's one of the best books ive ever read. Have you tried Dark Places? it's another Gillian Flynn book thats quite similar and equally as good.

alice bea said...

I need to read all her books haha!

Cara E said...

this has reminded me to steal my sister's copy of Girl On A Train haha! great post lovely x

Anika H said...

I have Sharp Objects sitting on my shelf behind a list of books I'm yet to read, definitely starting it now it sounds amazing!

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alice bea said...

It's so good you'll enjoy it!